Can I power my home using rain water?



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    In short, no, not in any reasonable way. To generate hydropower, you need a lot of water falling over some distance into a turbine to produce energy. Although rainwater falls very far, and pretty fast, to get to earth, you can’t collect the kind of volume you’d need to produce enough energy to power your home (the average home requires 10,000 kWh a year). There are ways to run your home on small scale hydropower, but they require access to a stream or river, and a significant investment to get started. 

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